Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cute and Easy

that's the way I like it!!

My mom's neighbor has just successfully waged a war with cancer. The battle was not cute and not easy, but the little "thinking of you" gift was. I found these cute little dishes at Tai Pan and the muffins came from Costco. They fit perfectly in the dishes, a little cellophane, curling ribbon, a cute card, and it was done. I just wanted something to give to her, to let her know that we were happy she was now cancer free and that we would continue to pray that she stayed that way. These gifts would also be good for welcoming someone to the neighborhood, even a birthday gift for a neighbor or co-worker, pretty much any occasion that you might want a little something to go along with a card or thought!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I scream, You scream!

I don't know about anyone else, but I love putting together cute, simple gifts that are just a little bit different than normal. When I saw these cute ice-cream bowls at my local craft store I just had to get them. I think I ended up with 14!! Plus, they were 75% off!! Whoo hoo...WIN!!! So, I thought to use the bowl as part of the packaging for the gift. I don't know too many people that don't like ice-cream and all the toppings for a really good sundae or banana split. So, here's how I put it together.

1) Cute bowl! ;)

2) Yummy toppings for sundaes or banana splits!

3) Put toppings in bowl with cute colorful tissue paper. (only 3 toppings would fit)

4) Wrap up in clear cellophane with curling ribbon.

5) Attach cute tag, and're done!! It makes for a cute, simple gift that is fast and easy to put together.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Just finished this assignment over at Jessica Sprague, this was a quicky assignment, a 30 minute from start to finish project. Honestly, I didn't time myself, but I don't think I made it under 30 minutes, still though it was a start to finish project and I'm surprised at how it turned out. I did have to go back and reference some of the instructions on how to do certain techniques, but all in all, I was happy with the turn out. I wonder why this is taking me so long to get the hang of....certain aspects of it seem to come easily and others are taking their own sweet time sinking in. So I played around with the dates on these two versions. Which do you like better????

This one has the date up under the photo, a little smaller and less noticeable.

And this one...the date is bigger and takes up the bottom corner. I know which one I like better, but wanted a few other opinions. So, if your opinionated and want to comment on which one ya like better, please feel free to do so!! :)